Monday, March 31, 2008

Life Sketches

Most of them were done at a coffee shop by UC Berkeley. 
I just remembered I might have done some of these there with Austin, or maybe even Hwang. The others were done while hanging out with Shiyoon at the Glendale Galleria and at SFO while waiting by myself to board a flight to Japan. 

They're probably a bit too much on the realistic side, but I felt like these were the best of what I have in my current sketchbook so far. I guess I still haven't quite figured out what direction I really want to go in with this type of drawing yet, but I think it's good thing to get out there and draw the people and places around you, even if the drawings don't turn out amazing.

Well, I got my cafe sketching post out of the way now for what it's worth. I'm hoping to post some more finished stuff as things move forward here. I was just going through my sketchbook tonight in order to scan in some rough drawings that I'm planning to develop further and I came across these life sketches, so I decided to post them now.

If all goes well I'll post the other stuff I'm working on a little later.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Justin Wright 1981-2008

My first real post.

A caricature of my friend, fellow student, and coworker Justin Wright. It's a strange and sad way to start this blog, but I just wanted to share this drawing I did as part of a tribute to Justin we had at work. It took quite a few hours and about 80 or 90 really awful drawings to get this one out, but I was really determined to do something for him and his family. It was important for me to do this drawing.

I feel like I should say something really significant now but there are so many people online, who were much closer to Justin than I was, that have already written about him in a far more meaningful and articulate way than I could ever hope to do.

Goodbye Justin.

Thank you for all those fun times at school, and thank you for inspiring me about life and art.